Journey: The Best of Dónal Lunny

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
D?nal Lunny needs at least a two-CD set to collate his musical high points over the last few decades; a box set might even be more apt. But you take what you get, and for the most part it's a magnificent collection, even if placing things in chronological order would have been easier. As it is, you slip back and forth through the decades with probably the most important person in modern Irish music. From the Bothy Band and Planxty, the two seminal Irish bands of the '70s and, curiously, Planxty is represented by "Smeceno Horo," rather than anything Irish. However, that comes right after "Tribute to Peader O'Raida," a Moving Hearts piece that was far too long when first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Dónal Lunny needs at least a two-CD set to collate his musical high points over the last few decades; a box set might even be more apt. But you take what you get, and for the most part it's a magnificent collection, even if placing things in chronological order would have been easier. As it is, you slip back and forth through the decades with probably the most important person in modern Irish music. From the Bothy Band and Planxty, the two seminal Irish bands of the '70s and, curiously, Planxty is represented by "Smeceno Horo," rather than anything Irish. However, that comes right after "Tribute to Peader O'Raida," a Moving Hearts piece that was far too long when first issued, and is still. There's possibly too much focus here on Lunny's work in the '90s, with an emphasis on the Sult and Coolfin bands, and his work as an accompanist, with "Shan Van Vocht," and several other tracks -- more of his sparkling bouzouki and guitar work would have been welcome. And it's all worthwhile for his arrangement of "The Blacksmith," with the gorgeous voice of Eddi Reader out front. Toward the end, you get the short pieces that comprise "Millennium Suite," Lunny's pan-Celtic composition that was presented worldwide by the BBC on December 31, 1999, a fitting end to a celebration of the man.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661703421
  • Catalog Number: 617034

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dónal Lunny Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bouzouki, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Bodhran
Kevin Burke Fiddle
Frank Harte Vocals
Andy Irvine Bouzouki, Mandolin, Mandola
Matt Molloy Flute
Christy Moore Guitar, Vocals, Bodhran
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill Clavinet
Paddy Keenan uillean pipes
Sharon Shannon Accordion
Eddi Reader Track Performer
Máire Breatnach Fiddle
Andrew Boland Recorder
Greg Boland Guitar
Noel Bridgeman Percussion
Ronan Browne uillean pipes
Richie Buckley Saxophone
Nollaig Casey Fiddle, Viola
Steve Cooney Bass, Didjeridu
Pat Crowley Keyboards
Roy Dodds Percussion
Keith Donald Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Anto Drennan Electric Guitar
Noel Eccles Percussion
Graham Henderson Keyboards
Matt Kelleghan Drums
Manus Lunny Bouzouki
Tim Martin Recorder
Brian Masterson Recorder
Declan Masterson uillean pipes
Arty McGlynn Guitar
Mel Mercier Bodhran
Tony Molloy Bass
Paul Moran Percussion
Liam O'Flynn Whistle (Instrument), uillean pipes
Liam Ó Maonlaí Bodhran
Damian Quinn Bodhran
Davy Spillane uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Bill Whelan Percussion, Keyboards
John McSherry Whistle (Instrument), uillean pipes
Ray Fean Drums
Lloyd Byrne Percussion
Ciaran Byrne Recorder
Sean Smyth Fiddle
Steve White Percussion
Fionn Ó Lochlainn Bass
Coolfin Track Performer
Technical Credits
Dónal Lunny Producer, Sleeve Notes
Joel Bernstein Biographical Notes
Eoghan O'Neill Basic Track
Oisin Lunny Programming, beats
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Accidental tourist

    I found this accidentally while waiting for my son to choose something...I was so very pleasantly surprised....If you really want to feel the Celtic roots, this album is a definite need for your collection!!

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